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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Do i need this?

Mrs. D wants to know why i don't have a Facebook or MySpace page? Anybody care to enlighten me as to what benefits i might reap by having one or the other? Besides the obvious one of having Beacon let everyone in my circuit know that i've ordered John Crowley's latest book?

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  • As of 12/5:

    Last week we changed Beacon to be an opt-in system, and today we're releasing a privacy control to turn off Beacon completely. You can find it here. If you select that you don't want to share some Beacon actions or if you turn off Beacon, then Facebook won't store those actions even when partners send them to Facebook.

    By Anonymous mrs d, at 10:28 AM  

  • Do you have a burning need to reconnect with former classmates and coworkers? Facebook could be good for that. It's also good if you have lots of time to waste responding to silly surveys and providing lists of all your favorites of everything. You could also play Scrabble online with your friends. And this is probably only a small fraction of what you can do with Facebook. It's clean interface; easy to turn things on and off (like Beacon, if you really thought you'd ever buy anything through Facebook).

    Myspace, on the other hand, is just a mess of a site. I can't speak to the usefulness of it on any level. If you're a band or a presidential candidate, you probably ought to have a Myspace space. Not sure anyone else over the age of 16 needs one. (I've got one. And maybe I'm bitter that I don't have lots of "friends" on it).

    By Blogger toastie, at 1:55 PM  

  • Facebook and Myspace are for children. The adults use

    linkedin.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:16 AM  

  • Linkedin is great for networking and being grown-up. But as Toastie said, Facebook has great apps to add (and build, if you can). I didn't think I would be into the site, but it's a lot of fun. Linkedin isn't fun or interactive, but it is the best for professional networking.

    Oh, Myspace sucks.

    Twitter is pretty cool -- it's like opt-in stalking.

    Since this thread is all about social networking, I will close with some shameful self-promotion.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/seanwilson
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=693276330
    http://twitter.com/fullsteam
    http://www.myspace.com/no_f-in_way

    By Blogger Sean, at 8:46 AM  

  • I get seizures from all the blinkies every time I visit MySpace. I have a friend who I obviously love dearly enough to endure visiting it weekly. Each time I have to log in twice before it lets me in. If MySpace were a person, I would punch it in the face.

    By Anonymous Valerie, at 11:58 PM  

  • if you have kids you HAVE to have a myspace if for no other reason than to stalk them and let them know you care. The adding bonus was finding no less than 20 people I went to high school with in California, none of us went to the class reunion and only one still resides in the home town. It is also good if you want to find new music.

    By Anonymous golden, at 10:53 PM  

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